Once you’ve added a video to an HTML box, look in the third tab of the Inspector (output) for additional options. First, add a poster image (pick a single frame from your movie and export it as a JPEG image – Movie Player is great for this). Next, use Miro Encoder or Handbrake to make a WebM version of the video, and add that as an alternate format. Now you’ve just made it possible for Firefox Mac users to see your movie as well. Finally, if you are at all worried about IE < 10 users, then you need to add a fallback in Flash. Sublime Video player is great for that, and there’s an Action I wrote for it as well. There’s also VideoJS, which isn’t quite as wonderful, but you don’t need to sign up for a Sublime Video account to use it either.
On Nov 9, 2013, at 4:27 PM, Hoffkids wrote:
I took some advice from some prior messages and easily wanted to have my students watch videos directly on my site.
I kept them as .m4v videos and dropped them into HTML boxes. I made the page HTML 5.
I have not change any video Freeway settings, and after adding my 2nd video have noticed some strange things using a fast wired internet connection
Sometimes the page loads and there is no picture in the video box. I press play and the audio plays but no video.- if I refresh the page then it appears- if I refresh again maybe 1 is gone.
Anyway I am not sure if this is the best way to make a page like this and I know I want to add many more videos later so maybe this problem will get worse.
I am looking for any help on how to structure this page where my students can just navigate to the video and play it right there.